#alcohol

Psychology | Personality

Your Personality Doesn't Change Much When You're Drunk, Study Finds

If you think you've got an alter ego when you're drunk, think again. A new study finds your personality actually isn't all that different while intoxicated.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

I’m surprised how happy I am after giving up alcohol | Catherine Gray | Opinion

Now that I’m teetotal, my family and friends like me a lot more, says the author Catherine Gray

News | News

Report: Marines lead all services in binge drinking, sex partners

A report by the Rand Corporation says drinking and risky sexual behavior rates in the military are higher than in the general population, with the Marines leading the way.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism - The Atlantic

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.

News | National News

More Drivers Killed Under the Influence of Drugs Than Alcohol | Health Care News | US News

A new report found fatally injured drivers are increasingly under the influence of one or more drugs.

Entertainment | Entertainment

This graph shows every single alcohol reference in Taylor Swift's albums and it's quite something

Data-loving Redditer waitingforgoodoh plotted every alcohol reference in Taylor Swift's albums. And, the results are quite something.

News | Interesting Stuff

Why is the Drinking Age 21?

Ronald Reagan had something to do with it. FDR, too.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Is Guinness really 'good for you'? - CNN

Guinness, like other Irish stouts, enjoys a seasonal popularity every St. Patrick's Day. It has also been touted as "good for you," at least by its own advertising posters.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Does Drinking Alcohol Actually Kill Off Your Sore Throat Germs? Science Explains

Alcohol is a well-known disinfectant and some have speculated it may be useful for treating gut infections. Could alcohol be a useful agent to treat tummy bugs and throat infections?

Food & Drink | Wine

Today's Wine Glasses Are Almost Seven Times Larger Than They Were in 1700 | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

When Someone You Love Is an Alcoholic or Addict

Living with an addict can be a living hell. Trying to help can often make matters worse. Find out what you can do to make a difference.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Do We Need to Give Up Alcohol to Lose Weight? Not Necessarily

Alcohol remains one of the most controversial and confusing topics for people concerned about controlling their weight.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Body Image Problems Tied to Alcohol Issues

New research finds that body image misconceptions among teen-aged girls are associated with alcohol consumption. Notably, teen girls who report and act on

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Here's why you may not get free drinks in Las Vegas anymore

Time was Las Vegas casinos served free booze so you would stay and gamble — and maybe loosen up enough to play even more. Now a few big casino companies are shifting gears by rewarding certain gamblers and leaving others high and dry.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

As Faulkner Lay Drinking - The Daily Beast

A look at the award-winning author’s complex relationship with liquor and writing.

News | Hollywood

Gene Simmons on Prince: 'How Pathetic That He Killed Himself'

Kiss singer recalls meeting the late musician at a show with then-girlfriend Diana Ross

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The L.A. chocolatier that makes beautiful chocolate you can pair with booze

According to Jonathan Grahm, owner of the Brentwood-based Compartés Chocolatier, "everything is better with chocolate," including alcohol.

Food & Drink | Food & Stuff

Your Wine Might Have More Alcohol in It Than You Thought

If your hangovers have been worse over the years, you might have something else other than getting older to blame. A new study, published in the Journal of Wine Economics, found that wine is getting boozier every year—and that some winemakers claim their wine has less alcohol than it really does.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Alcohol to blame for Australians funny accents: expert | New York Post

Aussies with funny accents should blame it on the Foster’s, says a Melbourne-based language expert. Dean Frenkel, of Victoria University, believes the quirky Australian dialect stems from early settlers’ booze-filled conversations. “The Australian a

Entertainment | Entertain Me

“If you love me, you’ll drink this”: 7 movie cocktails you shouldn’t try at home

1. Schnapps on white bread, Taxi Driver (1976)According to Hollywood legend, acclaimed film composer Bernard Herrmann wasn’t interested in scoring Taxi Driver. But Martin Scorsese did enough arm twisting to make Herrmann read the script, and when the ma